SPEAKING, LEADING RETREATS ETC.
I am available to speak at events and lead retreats and Pilgrimages. Recent events include Lee Abbey, Scargill House, Dromantine Retreat Centre, Northern Ireland, Diocese of Dublin and Glendalough Clergy Conference.
Some forthcoming engagements are listed below...
Cornerstone Bookshop AGM
Wednesday 15 September
Steep Turnpike Church, Matlock
The Cornerstone Bookshop in Matlock has been providing a Christian witness in the region for many years. This year they have kindly invited me to speak at their AGM to speak about my Christian journey and my writing ministry.
For more details contact Bernice Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
THE KICK OF THE MULE
14-17 February 2022
The Scargill Community, North Yorkshire
Hopefully this will be an in-person residential conference at Scargill House, where I shall be leading a week exploring Jesus' teaching technique of storytelling. I shall be looking at some of the parables. It was FF Bruce who said that Jesus parables were stories with a kick like a mule!
Pilgrimages: Each year I lead Pilgrimages with Russ Parker
We currently have some spaces for our Pilgrimage to Ireland next year: 3-12 August 2022. This is a great pilgrimage in the south of Ireland and includes visits to many islands. All visits are to sites connected to our Celtic Christian history. For more information email me at email@example.com
some feedback from a recent retreat...
Michael is a delightful and engaging speaker - he is one of those individuals who leaves an imprint on your mind and his sense of calm and kindness is something I have remembered on a number of occasions this week and tried to invoke while teaching turbulent secondary school pupils!
Michael is an excellent speaker and I really valued his creative and imaginative approach.
I found Michael’s beautiful presentations really helpful. I liked the way he made such good use of visual images, video clips, poetry and stories from the lives of the saints.